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Janet L. (Harrington) Lee

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“Dear Jennifer and Lois C,I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.My memories are mostly about your grandparents and my Mom & Dad's relationship...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Anzalone Bakey - Arlington, MA

“Sorry my friend Lois for the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family and never forget the cherished memories. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Melanie R Smith

“Sending sincere condolences to Janet's family. We have been out of touch in recent years, but I have fond memories of working with Janet. I remember...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Champion - Waltham, MA

“Dear Lois Please accept our deepest condolences in the passing of your Mom.May she be at rest. And be wrapped in the arms of Jesus.God Bless.Love...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa Murray - Tewksbury, MA

“Lois & family,Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She will be missed. May all of your happy memories give you comfort. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Hostetler - Boston, MA

“Lois and family,Our deepest condolences to all of you. Nance & Cheryl Vossmer ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Vossmer - Arlington

“My sincerest condolences to the Lee family. May you find peace, comfort and strength in the coming days. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: MAUREEN MEENAN - NAPLES, ME

“Lois and family I'm very sorry for your loss. May memories help at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Janet L. (Harrington) Lee, of Waltham, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at her home following a period of declining health. She was 81.

Janet was born in Boston on June 5, 1940, a daughter of the late John W. and Agnes L. (Murphy) Harrington. Raised in Belmont, she was a graduate of Belmont High School with the class of 1958. She married John W. Lee and the pair made Waltham their home in 1967.

Widowed at a young age, Janet began a twenty-seven year career working for the City of Waltham; she loved serving her beloved community. She worked for years in the office at Mount Feake Cemetery where her affable nature, warm smile and genuine concern for others helped grieving families navigate their darkest days.

After working in the cemetery department Janet moved to the main office of Consolidated Public Works until retiring in 2010.

Janet never sat idly and involved herself in local politics and the goings on in the city. She kept busy traveling, playing tennis, bowling, and keeping a meticulous garden at home.

Janet was the wife of the late John W. Lee and the sister of the late John E. Harrington.

She leaves her children, Jennifer L. Cline (Mark Strahan) of Norfolk and Lois C. Lee of Waltham; her grandson, John L. Cline of Telluride, Colorado; her sister, Lois P. LaMacchia of Waltham and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Janet's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, May 23rd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.